While definitely a ceratops, Snarl isn't a Triceratops- count the number of horns. He's only got two. He looks more like a Diceratus:, Arrhinoceratops:, or Albertaceratops: which more accurately fit his head.

Either that or the designers simply neglected the fact that a Triceratops is supposed to have a third horn halfway down the snout when dreaming up the design. 10:15, 21 May 2008 (UTC)Anonymous, May 21.

Well, Snarl's initial animatronic form is definitely a triceratops. Consider his robotic lack of a third horn to be a curious side effect of becoming a Transformer, like Grimlock's enormous underbite. Or if nothing else, consider the spike on his nose to be a sort of fusion of his dino beak-mouth and nose horn.--Apcog 12:13, 21 May 2008 (UTC)
...uh huh...ok The nose horn is that big sticky uppy bit above the beak. They simply coloured it the same as the mouth and used one piece of plastic. He is without a doubt a Trike. A)That's clearly intended as a nose horn, and b)in show we see him predinobot...and he's a Triceratops! Personally, it's not my fav design choice, but it's not robbing him of his genus in the least User:GWolfv2 00.00 May 25th

Snarl per Toy Fair

Seriously? That's not a typo or something? -- SFH 03:35, 20 February 2008 (UTC)

It's definitely not a typo. Word is, Hasbro couldn't secure the trademark. --ItsWalky 03:39, 20 February 2008 (UTC)
Odd that the USPTO appears to think otherwise.--Nevermore 11:44, 21 February 2008 (UTC)
Approved on Christmas—how sweet! I'd think that was enough lead time for Hasbro's Marketing Division or what have you to confirm the name on this particular toy in time for Toy Fair, but perhaps not.--Apcog 15:13, 21 February 2008 (UTC)


Think I figured it out. At Botcon, they said that early in production they didn't know if they could use terms like Slag, and it wasn't until midway through season 2 they got the go ahead(word slag is nonexistant before Ep11, shows up all the time now). Snarl featured in the first few episodes, meaning they would have been scripted before they got the go ahead to use terms like slag, ergo it required a name change. And when the cartoon changed the name, the toy had to follow. This would explain why the name isn't Slag, yet the word is now part of the TFA lexicon, and why the preproduction shots of the toy carried the title Slag. just a thoughtUser:GWolfv2 18.40 7 May (GMT)

Hasbro feels they can't use the name on toys, regardless if the show can, so long as they sell those toys overseas. --ItsWalky 17:46, 7 May 2008 (UTC)
So why was he named Slag a couple of months before the show came on air? May just be a theory but it's a highly plausible one if you ask me User:GWolfv2 01.30 May 10 2008 (GMT)

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Did me Snarl come from South Park?

I know someone else besides me has noticed that Snarl does look kinda like Eric Cartman. Does anyone know if the designers intended this or is just coincidental? The only reason I'm asking is because of the pic. captions, I thought I could put it down under Trivia.--AWT88 22:54, 25 May 2008 (UTC)

Well, he never speaks, and doesn't seem to have Cartman's hobby of absolutely torturing the innocent. I think the South Park resemblance is only really in our heads.; one of the Cartman captions (the "Damn, Ken" one) was actually only coincidentally like that - I just love that line, and it fit the situation.
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